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Think Before You Send: The Legal Risks of Emails and Text Messages from Personal Accounts

Posted in Access to information, Securities, Shareholder Meeting
If the Hillary Clinton email scandal wasn’t a clear enough lesson that one should not conduct “official” work using personal electronic communication tools (be it personal email, texts or other methods), a number of recent court decisions have required executives to produce communications from their personal accounts and devices. Executives and advisors should not assume… Continue Reading

Government Access to Information – Part 2

Posted in Access to information, Freedom of information
Part 2: US Government – Freedom of Information Co-authored by Gianrico DePasquale and Roseanna Dat. In Part 1, we discussed access to information requests in Canada. In the United States, businesses that interact with the federal agencies as defined in the Freedom of Information Act[1] may be similarly subject to a freedom of information (FOIA) request. A FOIA… Continue Reading

Government Access to Information – Part 1

Posted in Access to information, Freedom of information
Part 1: Canadian Government – Access to Information Co-authored by Gianrico DePasquale and Roseanna Dat. This is the first part of our series reporting on the potential for companies to seek access to information about business competitors held by governments in Canada and the United States. In Canada, businesses that interact with Government Institutions as… Continue Reading